State Licensing for Senior Communities and Care Services in Arkansas

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Arkansas Department of Human Services
Donaghey Plaza West
Slot S201
P.O. Box 1437
Little Rock, AR  72203-1437
(501) 682-8650

Arkansas Division of Aging and Adult Services


Types of Housing/Care Search Definitions
Adult Day Care Adult Day Care Adult day care is a group program designed to provide care and supervision to meet the needs of four or more functionally impaired adults for periods of less than twenty-four hours, but more than two hours per day in a place other than the adult’s home.
Adult Day Health Care Adult Day Care Adult Day Health Care (ADHC) provides a continuing, organized program of rehabilitative, therapeutic and supportive health and social services and activities to individuals who are not capable of independent living.
Affordable Senior Housing Affordable Senior Housing HUD 202 Program that offers rental assistance for seniors who meet the requirements of the federal program.
Assisted Living Assisted Living Assisted Living Facilities provide services to residents 24 hours a day in performing all activities of daily living. They also provide limited nursing care.
Home Health Agencies Home Care Home Health Agencies provide services by physicians’ orders to persons recovering from a serious illness in their home. Home Health Care services include: skilled nursing, physical and speech therapy, nurse aide, and medical supplies.
Hospice Hospice The Arkansas Department of Health Hospice is a Medicare certified, state licensed program to provide a special caring service to patients who have a terminal illness in their home. Hospice Care is provided through a physician guided interdisciplinary group of nurses, home health aides, social workers, counselors, and volunteers to patients and their families. The program also covers medications, medical equipment, and provides bereavement to the family/caregiver after the patient dies. Hospice is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Nursing Homes Nursing Nursing Homes include any building, structure, agency, institution, or other place for the reception, accommodation, board, care, or treatment of three or more unrelated individuals. These individuals, because of age, illness, blindness, disease, or physical or mental infirmity, are unable to sufficiently or properly care for themselves and where for that reception, accommodation, board, care, or treatment a charge is made.
Residential Care Facilities Care Homes A Residential Care Facility is a building or structure which is used to provide (for pay on a twenty-four-hour basis) a place of residence and board for three or more individuals whose functional capabilities may have been impaired but who do not require hospital or nursing home care on a daily basis but could require other assistance in activities of daily living.

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